06/21 Exploring spherical (360) media

A presentation given online during Exploring Visual Worlds of Education, a conference by Association for Visual Pedagogies (AVP) Conference, June 9- 11, 2021. Given that the conference was completely online this became more a presentation of research and development that I have done within this field.

I have made a video that goes through the presentation. Fastforward and you can access all the examples in the presentation and below.

Spherical (360) media – VWoE

If you found this presentation interesting: have a look at these articles Student participation with spherical media and Interactive Virtual Field Trips.

I did not have the time to go in detail on the last slide. this figure must be understood as a work in progress, partly based on Malcolm Ross' model for aesthetic learning processes. In the introduction to Mindstorms - Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (Papert, 1980), Seymour Papert reflects on how computers can make it easier for children to create themselves. This view of creative work is rooted in what Papert calls constructionism. This is an approach to learning where design experiences result in “objects to think with”, ie material objects that can also be internalized through mental structures (Keune and Peppler, 2018). Such experiences where the learner influences and is influenced by the environment are connected with the concept of tinkering, working methods that are close to what one knows from analogue materials and crafts. The idea of ​​tinkering (Resnick and Rosenbaum, 2013) has followed people as long as we have had a relationship with tools, and is related to Claude Levi-Strauss' concept bricolage. Tinkering, understood as a playful approach with the possibilities provided by available tools, has always been a winning strategy for innovation.

Resource with links (in Norwegian):

Based on one single spherical image,.– demontrating a traditional Norwegian building technique.

Recreating a historical site, at Fjell fortress.

Norwegian resource with links.

A birdhouse placed anywhere

How this was done (in Norwegian)

Test a little on your own

As an example you can use:

Use www.marzipano.net/tool.and see of you can connect some of the images into a small virtual tour

Some publishing solutions

  • H5P.
    – Open source.

  • RoundMe, Thinglink, Kuula, and more ...
    – Freemium.

  • Marzipano.
    – Free, but editor is limited

Summing up

  • Cameras are easy to use

  • Potential across topics

  • Editing.– be aware of metadata

  • Several publishing options.– limited functionality in free versions.

  • How to become creators?.– content with high relevance and quality.

  • How to teach with spherical media?